Vivian Charles McAlister

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint New immunosuppressants in clinical trial
    Vivian C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Drug Targets Cardiovasc Haematol Disord 2:73-7. 2002
  2. pmc Origins of the Canadian school of surgery
    Vivian Charles McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont
    Can J Surg 50:357-63. 2007
  3. pmc The life of John Wishart (1850-1926): study of an academic surgical career prior to the Flexner Report
    Emily Claydon
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    World J Surg 36:684-8. 2012
  4. pmc Influence of local provision of specialty health care service on patient access to care
    Vivian C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 50:124-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Control of coagulation: a gift of Canadian agriculture
    Vivian McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 29:373-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Cyclosporin versus tacrolimus as primary immunosuppressant after liver transplantation: a meta-analysis
    V C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Am J Transplant 6:1578-85. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Orthotopic liver transplantation using low-dose tacrolimus and sirolimus
    V C McAlister
    Atlantic Canada Liver Transplantation Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Liver Transpl 7:701-8. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Sacred disease of our times: failure of the infectious disease model of spongiform encephalopathy
    Vivian McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 28:101-4. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Duodenal dearterialization and stapling for severe hemorrhage from duodenal varices with portal vein thrombosis
    Vivian C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, 4TU 44, University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5
    Am J Surg 189:49-52. 2005
  10. pmc Maimonides's cooling period and organ retrieval
    Vivian McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont
    Can J Surg 47:8-9. 2004

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint New immunosuppressants in clinical trial
    Vivian C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Drug Targets Cardiovasc Haematol Disord 2:73-7. 2002
    ..Trials of steroid immunotherapy have focused on steroid elimination but trial of newer locally active steroids may be beneficial...
  2. pmc Origins of the Canadian school of surgery
    Vivian Charles McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont
    Can J Surg 50:357-63. 2007
    ..quot; Because no comprehensive history of surgery in this country has yet been written, these articles may provide its basis...
  3. pmc The life of John Wishart (1850-1926): study of an academic surgical career prior to the Flexner Report
    Emily Claydon
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    World J Surg 36:684-8. 2012
    ..To understand the contribution of educators in this earlier period, we investigated the forgotten career of John Wishart, founding Professor of Surgery at Western University, London Ontario...
  4. pmc Influence of local provision of specialty health care service on patient access to care
    Vivian C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 50:124-8. 2007
    ..The impact of local provision of specialty service on patients' access to care was studied in Canada's 13 health care jurisdictions where distance may be a barrier limiting access...
  5. ncbi request reprint Control of coagulation: a gift of Canadian agriculture
    Vivian McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 29:373-7. 2006
    ..The roles and the careers of Canadian coagulation research pioneers are briefly presented in this review, which shows how clinical medicine benefited by the systematic development of agricultural science in Guelph, Ontario...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cyclosporin versus tacrolimus as primary immunosuppressant after liver transplantation: a meta-analysis
    V C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Am J Transplant 6:1578-85. 2006
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  7. ncbi request reprint Orthotopic liver transplantation using low-dose tacrolimus and sirolimus
    V C McAlister
    Atlantic Canada Liver Transplantation Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Liver Transpl 7:701-8. 2001
    ..A low-dose combination of SRL and TAC should be compared with conventional immunosuppression in a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sacred disease of our times: failure of the infectious disease model of spongiform encephalopathy
    Vivian McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Invest Med 28:101-4. 2005
    ..Inconsistencies of the infectious disease model as it applies to the spongiform encephalopathies may result in failure of these policies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Duodenal dearterialization and stapling for severe hemorrhage from duodenal varices with portal vein thrombosis
    Vivian C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, 4TU 44, University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5
    Am J Surg 189:49-52. 2005
    ..Hemorrhage from duodenal varices is a rare but frequently fatal cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Portal vein thrombosis may worsen the bleeding and prevent access for reduction of variceal pressure...
  10. pmc Maimonides's cooling period and organ retrieval
    Vivian McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont
    Can J Surg 47:8-9. 2004
  11. ncbi request reprint A clinical pharmacokinetic study of tacrolimus and sirolimus combination immunosuppression comparing simultaneous to separated administration
    Vivian C McAlister
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ther Drug Monit 24:346-50. 2002
    ..These data confirm that simultaneous dosing of TAC and SRL after transplantation is safe and that trough level monitoring is adequate to control therapy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Transplantation in Canada: report of the Canadian Organ Replacement Register
    V C McAlister
    Canadian Organ Replacement Register, Canadian Institute of Health Information, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transplant Proc 35:2428-30. 2003
    ..5 PMP) and the United States (22.6 PMP) but above Australia (9.3 PMP). As a result the annual gap between transplants performed and the waiting list has grown from 927 in 1992 to 2230 in 2001, representing an annual increase of 8.3%...
  13. doi request reprint Perfusion of renal allografts with verapamil improves graft function
    Chris Y Nguan
    Multi Organ Transplant Program, London Health Sciences Center, London, ON, Canada
    Transplantation 86:1463-7. 2008
    ..Additionally, rates of hypotension during graft reperfusion and other adverse reactions were similar in both groups. In conclusion, verapamil supplemented perfusate significantly improved renal function posttransplantation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Liposomal formulations of tacrolimus and rapamycin increase graft survival and fiber outgrowth of dopaminergic grafts
    Aylin Y Alemdar
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H7
    Cell Transplant 13:263-71. 2004
    ..These compounds may play an important role in optimizing graft survival and host reinnervation in cell-mediated brain repair strategies for the treatment of neurological conditions...
  15. ncbi request reprint A prospective 3-yr evaluation of tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive therapy in immunological high risk renal allograft recipients
    Jeffrey S Zaltzman
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Transplant 19:26-32. 2005
    ..We therefore undertook a prospective study to systematically assess outcomes using these agents as part of an aggressive immunosuppressive regimen...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical kidney transplantation: a 50th anniversary review of the first reported series
    Vivian Charles McAlister
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5
    Am J Surg 190:485-8. 2005
    ..Histories of kidney transplantation rarely mention a series reported by Gordon Murray of Toronto and published by the American Journal of Surgery 50 years ago...
  17. ncbi request reprint Liposomal encapsulation significantly enchances the immunosuppressive effect of tacrolimus in a discordant islet xenotransplant model
    Hua Yang
    Department of Pathology, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1V7 Canada
    Transplantation 73:710-3. 2002
    ..LTAC has not been applied to either cell transplantation or xenotransplantation...
  18. ncbi request reprint The role of recombinant factor VIIa in on-pump cardiac surgery: proceedings of the Canadian Consensus Conference
    Keyvan Karkouti
    University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 54:573-82. 2007
    ..A Canadian Consensus Conference was convened to generate recommendations for rFVIIa use in on-pump cardiac surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic fenestration of a duodenal duplication cyst to resolve recurrent pancreatitis
    Marie Antoinette J Rockx
    Department of Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Canada
    JOP 8:795-8. 2007
    ..Free emptying of bile and pancreatic juice from the cyst has resulted in elimination of the patient's persistent epigastric discomfort and attacks of pancreatitis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Protective anti-donor IgM production after crossmatch positive liver-kidney transplantation
    Chloe C McAlister
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Liver Transpl 10:315-9. 2004
    ..We report a crossmatch-positive LKT where posttransplantation production of IgM DSA, which failed to fix complement, appeared to protect the grafts...
  21. ncbi request reprint Waiting for liver transplantation in Canada: waitlist history 2000--2004 and sensitivity analysis for the future
    David A Stanford
    Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Health Care Manag Sci 11:184-95. 2008
    ..The results can be used by relevant authorities, together with information on success rates for publicity campaigns and living donor matching campaigns, to assess where further efforts should be made to reduce waiting times...
  22. ncbi request reprint Immunoglobulin-G subclass antidonor reactivity in transplant recipients
    Zu hua Gao
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Liver Transpl 10:1055-9. 2004
    ..A late rise in antidonor IgG4 is consistent with decreased antidonor reactivity thought to occur late after transplantation...
  23. doi request reprint Use of recombinant activated factor VII in patients without hemophilia: a meta-analysis of randomized control trials
    Cyrus C Hsia
    Division of General Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 248:61-8. 2008
    ..Benefits of recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) in hemorrhage may be lost because of thromboembolic events (TAE)...
  24. doi request reprint Prospective comparison of magnetic resonance angiography with selective renal angiography for living kidney donor assessment
    Christopher Neville
    Division of Urology, London Health Sciences Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 71:385-9. 2008
    ..Because of the potential morbidity associated with SRA, we prospectively evaluated magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the assessment of renal donors...
  25. ncbi request reprint Re-exposure to mismatched HLA class I is a significant risk factor for graft loss: multivariable analysis of 259 kidney retransplants
    Andrew A House
    Multi Organ Transplant Program, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Transplantation 84:722-8. 2007
    ..Conflicting publications have assessed this risk, so to examine our experience 259 kidney retransplants were analyzed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in liver transplant recipients: prevalence and association with major vascular events
    Marie Laryea
    Multi Organ Transplant Program, Capital District Health Authority, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Liver Transpl 13:1109-14. 2007
    ..Metabolic syndrome appears to be associated with an increased risk of major vascular events in our liver transplant population...
  27. pmc The role of prophylactic cholecystectomy versus deferral in the care of patients after endoscopic sphincterotomy
    Jason D Archibald
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Can J Surg 50:19-23. 2007
    ..Other studies suggest the cholecystectomy rate to be as low as 8%...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of a pelvic kidney for living transplantation: case report and review of the literature
    Patrick P W Luke
    Departments of Surgery and Medicine, London Health Sciences Center, The Multi Organ Transplant Program, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Transplant 3:235-8. 2003
    ..Therefore, careful radiologic and functional evaluation of these kidneys must be performed prior to procurement for transplantation. We report the successful use of a pelvic kidney for living-related transplantation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulin as a treatment for BK virus associated nephropathy: one-year follow-up of renal allograft recipients
    Alp Sener
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, London Health Sciences Center, London, Ontario, Canada
    Transplantation 81:117-20. 2006
    ..The benefit of concomitant IVIG and reduction of immunosuppressive therapy in BKVAN needs to be further addressed in randomized, multicentered trials...
  30. ncbi request reprint Modification of xenoantigens on porcine erythrocytes for xenotransfusion
    Jay Doucet
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Surgery 135:178-86. 2004
    ..We examined the impact on PRBC antigenicity by the removal of cell membrane alpha-gal(1-3)beta-galGlcNac epitopes (called alpha-gal) and chemical masking of other xenoantigens...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association of recanalization of the left umbilical vein with umbilical hernia in patients with liver disease
    Eran Shlomovitz
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada
    Liver Transpl 11:1298-9. 2005